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Delhi: Government officials must now verify documents for COVID financial aid


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Delhi: Government officials must now verify documents for COVID financial aid

To speed up the financial assistance program for dependents of those who have lost their lives due to Covid-19, Delhi government officials will visit applicants’ addresses to verify and collect required documents. “A pool of 100 Delhi government officials established at the SDM level is used for home visits of those applicants who have applied on the electronic district portal for verification and to collect faulty documents, if any,” says an order of the Delhi government.

So far, around 8,000 claims have been filed under Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana, of which less than 50% belong to the Ministry of Health’s list of 25,000 cases.

This pool was also responsible for informing the family member that he is going to the address of the device and helping him to complete the application form.

To reach affected families, a Union Home Ministry (MHA) list was shared by the government with the 11 districts.

This exercise has been given a period of seven days.

If the applicant does not wish to benefit from the benefits of the scheme or is not available at home, this can be recorded by the official concerned, added the order.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had started this Covid-19 relief program in which a monthly financial aid program and the ex gratia lump sum payment program are extended to affected families after filling out a form.

Managed by the Ministry of Social Protection, families benefiting from this scheme will receive free of charge Rs 50,000 and a pension of Rs 2,500 per month if the deceased was the sole breadwinner.

The national capital has registered 14 38 685 cases of coronavirus since March 2020.

(With IANS inputs)

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